Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson & Anthony Mackie Star In Pain & Gain

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson & Anthony Mackie Star In Pain & Gain, The Action-Packed Comedy From Michael Bay Muscling Its Way Onto Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack And DVD August 27, 2013




Be a Doer! Own the Film Two Weeks Early on Digital August 13th "PAIN & GAIN is GOODFELLAS on steroids." --Kyle Smith, New York Post HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Called "outrageously entertaining" (Marlow Stern, Newsweek), "hilarious, smart, clever and fresh" (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) and "the guy flick of 2013" (Stephen Rebello, Playboy), director Michael Bay's hilarious dark comedy PAIN & GAIN gets pumped on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. And only for the real Doers, the film will be available on Digital two weeks early on August 13th. Based on an unbelievable true story, PAIN & GAIN stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie as a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Hailed by critics as "a new American classic" (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), this pitch dark comedy is "unhinged, frenetic, darkly funny" (Alynda Wheat, People) and "like Pulp Fiction--without the fiction!" (Mark S. Allen, KMAX-TV). Adapted for the screen by writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from articles written by journalist Pete Collins, PAIN & GAIN also stars Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"), Ed Harris (A History of Violence), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Bar Paly (The Ruins).

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PAIN & GAIN Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack The PAIN & GAIN Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

Paramount Pictures presents a De Line Pictures Production of a Michael Bay Film: "Pain and Gain." Produced by Donald De Line, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce. Based on the magazine articles by Pete Collins. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Directed by Michael Bay.

About Paramount Home Media Distribution Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.






Pain & Gain




No pain, no gain! The Rock grimaces as he works on his incredible muscles in between takes of new Hercules movie



When it comes to the biggest stars in Hollywood, few can beat The Rock in terms of literal size.

And it seems The Rock has upped his muscle even more for his role in the upcoming Hercules movie, judging by his incredible physique in pictures posted on his Twitter over the past week.

The first image shows the 41-year-old actor grimacing in pain while pulling down weighted cables to work on his upper arm muscles.

Going shirtless, The Rock, whose real name is Dwayne Johnson, flexes his body and displays his large and intricate tattoo across his chest, shoulder and arm.

Another frame shared by the actor shows just his bulging bicep, complete with fake scars, as he sits in the hair and make-up trailer.

The image also appears to show that bald-headed Dwayne will sport a wig to play the Greek demigod in Hercules: The Thracian Wars, due for release in July 2014.



Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne


Brett Ratner is directing the film, which is also set to star Rufus Sewell as Autolycus, the son of Olympian god Hermes.

Dwayne's career is going from strength to strength, and the actor has recently appeared in movies such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation, in which he appears with Bruce Willis, and Fast & Furious 6, which also features Vin Diesel.

And WWE manager Paul Heyman insists that the actor deseres a 'ton of credit' for his career so far.

When asked what he thought of The Rock's movies, Paul cheekily said: 'I think The Rock deserves a ton of credit for carrying all of these movies with guys like Bruce Willis or Vin Diesel.'

Perhaps The Rock's most impressive co-star to date, however, will be Arnold Schwarzenegger, amid reports he is set to star alongside the former Californian governor in Terminator 5.

According to The Examiner, the company which owns the rights to the Terminator series is developing a script with a villainous role specifically for him.

Set in the 1940s and 1950s, Terminator 5 is expected to focus on the parents of Sarah Connor – who the titular character attempts to assassinate in the original 1984 movie - before she was born.

Schwarzenegger – who plays the lead character - has already confirmed he will be returning for the next Terminator installment but he is not expected to portray a robot.

Instead, he will play a man whose ability to protect the Connor clan inspired the design of the robot in the original movie.

Pain & Gain - Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Interview
















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